Thursday, February 9, 2017
Former #UVABase shortstop Daniel Pinero was named to Canada’s 28-man roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The roster includes seven current Major Leaguers as well as eight more who have MLB experience. Pinero is the first former UVA player to compete in the event.
UVA Baseball Alum Announces Retirement
Former UVA left-handed pitcher Javier Lopez announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Wednesday, capping a 14-year big-league career. Lopez won four World Series rings, most of any active MLB player. He currently is 41st in MLB history with 839 pitching appearances. Lopez played at UVA from 1996-98 and went on to play with the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants, winning World Series titles with the Red Sox (2007) and Giants (2010, ’12, ’14).
#UVAMLax attackman Zed Williams, a member of the Seneca Nation, hails from a reservation near Buffalo, N.Y., and entered UVA in 2013 as the all-time national high school record holder in career points and goals. After a move from midfield to attack prior to 2017, Williams is looking to be a huge offensive weapon in first-year UVA head coach Lars Tiffany’s fast-paced offense. Here is a solid article from Lacrosse Magazine’s @D1scourse on how Williams chose a different path and came to the University of Virginia.